Researchers reveal 'instability threshold' of elastic-plastic material using mayonnaise

Arindam Banerjee, an associate professor of mechanical engineering and mechanics, studies the dynamics of materials in extreme environments. He and his team have built several devices to effectively investigate the dynamics of fluids and other materials under the influence of high acceleration and centrifugal force.

One area of interest is Rayleigh-Taylor instability, which occurs between materials of different densities when the density and pressure gradients are in opposite directions, creating an unstable stratification.

Martin Takáč awarded the 2019 Richard P. Vinci Award for Educational Excellence

ISE Assistant Professor Martin Takáč was named the recipient of the PC Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science’s 2019 Richard P. Vinci Award for Educational Excellence. This award recognizes a Rossin College faculty member who has demonstrated effective teaching and/or enhanced the student learning experience by introducing innovative teaching methods into the classroom and shows an outstanding commitment to the success of their students. The award is named for the late Richard P. Vinci, professor of Materials Science and Engineering.

Expert in advanced robotics named as new Chair of Computer Science and Engineering

Jeff Trinkle has been named P.C. Rossin Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at Lehigh University, effective August 1, 2019.

Trinkle, an expert in advanced robotics who has held numerous academic and government roles since 1987, joins the Lehigh faculty after more than 15 years as a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he chaired the computer science department from 2003 to 2009.